The Millennium Falcon is a light freighter that had many names since its construction before the Clone Wars. That either makes it a classic or a piece of junk, depending on how high you rank Xibit’s ride pimping skills. Somehow or another, Lando Calrissian got his hands on it and got his hands off it – stupidly losing the property to smuggler Han Solo in a card game. We Star Wars fans know these things because the movies have been out since the late ’70’s. So we know what the ship looks like on the inside, but that was 30 years ago. This thing can’t be getting better with time, but these leaked photos from the Episode 7 set will help you decide that on your own. (more…)
J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilms, and Disney teamed up to use the power of Star Wars Fandom to raise funds for UNICEF Innovation Labs. The Star Wars: Force For Change drive recently hit a milestone surpassing $5 million in total funds including $1 million in matching funds from Disney. To celebrate the achievement, J.J. Abrams tweeted out a nice teaser to fans and announced the winner of the grand prize of a VIP plus one guest visit to the Episode VII set in London, which also includes the opportunity to be in the movie in full makeup and costume. (more…)
Next year, The House of Mouse will be doing more for Star Wars fans than bringing the franchise back to the silver screen–they’ll also be expanding the brand’s presence in their worldwide theme parks in a BIG way:
Disney CEO Bob Iger said on Tuesday during an earnings call that the company is:
The SW presence in Disney’s parks already includes the Star Tours simulator ride in the California, Tokyo, and Paris Disneylands–as well as in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Furthermore, the California and Florida parks feature an interactive show called Jedi Training Academy. Disney’s Hollywood Studios also hosts an annual event known as Star Wars Weekends featuring shows, parades, and some kind of store called–I swear to God–Darth’s Mall.
Hit the jump for the future of Disney’s Star Wars theme park expansion: (more…)
The casting, characters, and outrageous rumors for J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode VII continue to multiply like hungry, horny tribbles on the Internet. Sometimes I feel like Captain James Tiberius Kirk, standing under that storage door in Deep Space Station K7 covered in dead and dying tribbles, wondering how I ever got there, and who the hell is going to clean this mess up. I guess there’s no other way except rolling up those golden sleeves and getting to it. We’ve got Simon Pegg once again confusing and confounding fans about his possible involvement in the franchise, Some words from the confirmed director of Episode VIII, and the man himself, Mark Hamill discussing how wonderful the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode VII are. (more…)
Just two days ago we reported that Devin Faraci of Badass Digest was privy to some tantalizing plot and character details regarding the most anticipated film in the history of the medium (seriously, the last time a movie had this big of an impact on western civilization, it was about a man sneezing).
Today, Faraci throws us more such tidbits–particularly a big hint at the role Gwendoline Christie of Game of Thrones fame appears to be playing.
So far we’ve been lead to believe that John Boyega will be playing the role of an ex-Stormtrooper who joins Daisy Ridley‘s character in a quest to locate Luke Skywalker. Read on to find out who Faraci claims Christie will be portraying: (more…)
It seems like J.J. Abrams may have learned his lesson about his Kafka-esque paranoia about secret keeping after the debacle of Star Trek Into Darkness because he’s once again sneakily giving us a peek at a key prop in Star Wars Episode VII. Although the purpose of the video, like the last one, is to drum up support for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs, Abrams has added a detail to make fans mouths’ water, your first look at the next generation of starfighter used by the Rebels/New Republic in Episode VII. (more…)
Who’s ready to have their mind blown this Sunday morn?
While sticking to the vaguest of vagaries that ever done vagued (I definitely made one of those words up), Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest claims to have an EXCLUSIVE (WORLD STAR!) plot outline of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Purposefully keeping it hazy as hell (the spoilerphobes thank you, Mr. Faraci), Devin described the basic set-up while still leaving much to the potential viewer’s imagination. (more…)
Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!
It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.
There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014’s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be: (more…)
Sure the movie is shooting now, but that doesn’t mean that Star Wars Episode VII is done casting. No way. The production has announced two new additions to the cast today, a pair of unknowns named Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson. Clarke and Anderson will join fellow new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow, along with returning cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker. (more…)
Last week Kevin Smith posted a photo of him crying with tears of fan boy bliss as he left the London set of JJ Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. Per a non disclosure agreement, he wasn’t allowed to say anything about his time on set. However, a new video has surfaced of the filmmaker doing a Q&A at the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland, where he talks at length about his Star Wars Episode 7 set visit. Watch Kevin Smith talk Storm Troopers, the Millennium Falcon and more. (more…)